Author Archives: Rob

About Rob

I'm an engineer, co-host of the mintCast, a long-time computer hobbyist, a solidly mediocre guitar strummer, a sometimes player of chess and Dungeons & Dragons Online, and a Jesus-follower.

I saw her duck with a telescope

I knew it was coming, but it’s still a bit of a shock. I hit the inevitable wall…this is indeed a “hard” problem to take on. Maybe I can’t do it after all! The title of the post¬†(from MIT EECS … Continue reading

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How to become intelligent

My limited research to date has led me to the conclusion that learning to talk is hard to do unless there is some level of intelligence behind the learner. That’s where the chatterbots fall short. They exhibit a superficial ability … Continue reading

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Learning to talk

I’ve been thinking lately about how a computer might learn to speak normal English. Of course, there are lots of really bright people working in the area of natural language processing (NLP), and it seems to be a¬†difficult problem to … Continue reading

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And Now For Something Completely Different…

Unfortunately, you’ll probably need to go elsewhere to find anything new and exciting. I have concluded that the likelihood of my having an original thought is down in the vicinity of winning the lottery. That’s pretty low considering I don’t … Continue reading

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